Progressive Democratic Activist Says District 40 Race Can Help Turn NYS Senate Blue


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – John Hall, the activist, singer/songwriter and former member of the US House of Representatives from New York’s 19th congressional district,

has endorsed Pete Harckham’s campaign for NY State Senator in District 40.

“I stand with Pete because I have always known him to be a fighter for progressive values, and I believe he is the person we need to help us turn the NYS Senate blue,” said Hall.

“Pete literally stood with me when I was being attacked by the Tea Party for supporting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare),” he added.  “Pete was on stage next to me during a contentious town hall meeting at Fox Lane High School as we defended the right to  affordable health care coverage. Pete has proven to be an effective leader on issues of environmental protection, renewable energy resources, health care, and more”.

 “I’m very pleased to receive the support of former congressman Hall,” said Harckham.  “As a progressive legislator and longtime community activist, John knows that experience and qualifications matter in serving as an effective lawmaker”.

New York State Senate District 40 includes parts of Northern Westchester (Briarcliff Manor, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, New Castle, North Salem, Peekskill, Pleasantville, Pound Ridge, Sleepy Hollow, Somers, Yorktown) Putnam (Brewster, Carmel, Patterson, Southeast) and Dutchess (Beekman, Pawling).

District residents interested in Harckham’s New York State Senate campaign can visit www.PeteForNY.comhttp://www.facebook.com/PeteforNY and @PeteforNY on Twitter and Instagram to learn more, volunteer, or contribute.